No sex, no drugs, but still rock and roll, the Straight Edge movement is covered from stem to stern in Tony Rettman’s latest book, ‘Straight Edge: A Clear-Headed Hardcore Punk History.’
The Ranger occupies that sweet spot where it could have come out anytime in the last three or four decades and will likely still feel as fresh thirty years from now.
We’ve got punk/metal, avant-garde punk, doom metal, metal metal, fuzz doom, and riot grrrl, all on this edition of Let Us Now Praise Noise.
We live in a world where major retailers are either drastically reducing or completely phasing out their CD sections, a world where rock and roll has been completely devalued by rampant streaming and piracy.
The documentary D.O.A. was filmed almost guerrilla style, funded by High Times magazine, with director Lech Kowalski following the Sex Pistols on the doomed 1978 tour of America. The band didn’t … Continue reading ‘D.O.A.: A Right of Passage’ is a Messy, Essential Document of Punk
The reinvention of Vertigo Comics continues apace! Earlier this month, the mature and sophisticated publishing arm of DC Comics turned a new leaf, and began releasing the first of twelve … Continue reading Art Imitates Life Imitates ART OPS #1 On The Wednesday Run
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There was certainly no dearth of great music to listen to in 2013. Albums from both new bands and old mainstays shone a light on music-lovers moods, attitudes and deep-seated … Continue reading The Top 5 Albums of 2013 As Chosen By JP Fallavollita
There’s a lot of doom and gloom in the world today. So sometimes, music just needs to be fun. Forget about the deep lyrics and challenging melodies and just go … Continue reading Perry Schwartz’s RDIO Cure – Stump Puts His Stamp On R&B While Joe Jonas Misses The Mark